Tuesday, 23 April 2019

AWH Colour Creations - Week 45 - Shaded Spruce

This week the Art With Heart Team are featuring the colour Shaded Spruce.  Shaded Spruce is one of our regal colours and is perfect for Christmas cards.  I thought I would add the challenge for myself by creating two cards that had nothing to do with Christmas.

As Mother's Day is coming up fast I decided that I would create a card with this theme.  I also used the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper as it also features Shaded Spruce. As this paper will be retiring June 3rd, now is a good time to be using it up. Only a small amount was used as a background layer - perfect way to used those tiny left over strips.

The colour combination actually came from a different Designer Series Paper (DSP) and that was a sheet from the Garden Impressions DSP.  

From this paper, I used the following colour combination of Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron and Night of Navy:

I embossed the piece of Soft Sea Foam with the "Subtles" Embossing Folder and also added a small strip of Shaded Spruce embossed with the "Climbing Vines" Embossing Folder.  As this folder is on the retiring list, I thought it would be a good time to give it some love.  

The stamp and sentiment comes from the "Just Because" Host stamp set and was coloured using Shaded Spruce and Night of Navy Stampin' Blends.  It was stamped on to a Whisper White piece of cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, that had been die cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The flowers were punched using the "Bitty Blooms" Punch Pack, the leaves are also from this set and were shaped using the piercing tool.  A pearl, coloured with the Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends added a nice spot of bling.  

My second card uses the reverse side of the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper used in the above card.  I really couldn't go past those cute crocodiles.  As soon as I saw them, I thought of the game "Frogger" from my childhood - oops, showing my age here!  Hence, I added the little froggy to the top of the card looking down.  This stamp comes from the "Animal Outing" Stamp Set which has many very cute stamps.  I am so happy that this set is carrying over.  

The sentiment is from the "A Big Thank You" Stamp Set and was stamped onto a trimmed down punch out from the "Tailored Tag" Punch.  

Again, three little flowers, punched out with the "Bitty Blooms" Punches in So Saffron and Poppy Parade - to match the little birds on the crocodiles, adds a nice touch.  

Thank you for taking the time to look at my projects.  I hope that you will check out the other Shaded Spruce creations from my Art With Heart Team Members.  Click here to go to Catherine's Blog who has all the links to the rest of the team.  

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Tania I really love both your cards and that is a stunning colour combination! Thanks for hopping along tonight

  2. Ooh I love your first card, Tania, that colour combination is a classic. The way you've used DSP, stamps, colouring and embossing is awesome, a wonderful layout.

  3. Beautiful Cards Tania, Please don't ask me to pick a favourite.

  4. Both of your cards are gorgeous, Tania.